1884 – Mercer’s Hospital, Mercer Street, Dublin

Architect: J.H. Brett



Part of the former hospital for sick and the poor erected through the will of Mary Mercer and opened in 1734, only the towers and facades survive of the Victorian wing. With its spiked cupola, it is a landmark ending the vista of South King Street, Stephen’s Green North and Merrion Row. This fine Victorian building designed by J.H. Brett was the result of an architectural competition in 1884. Now part of the Royal College of Surgeons, the building was gutted and now contains modern office and library accommodation.

Latest News

October 14, 2016: Irish Architectural Archive’s new publication ‘House and Home’
October 12, 2016: Desmond Guinness Scholarship 2016 open for applications
October 5, 2016: Newbridge House Study Day

Email Newsletter

Signup to receive email updates of new additions to Archiseek.com